Get to Know The SME Staff

 

We do our best to keep out staff favorites list up to date. If you don't see information for the teacher or staff member you are looking for please either contact Katelin Ellis or email the teacher/staff member.

 

Name:  Carrie Akers                                                                                                                     

Position: Occupational Therapy/Motor Team

Birthday: October 28th

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Snack: Salt and pepper chips

Favorite Beverage:  Polar Seltzer water

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Coffee shops, Michaels

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Name:  Kelsey Baldwin                                                                                                                     

Position: 4th Grade Teacher

Birthday: July 31

Favorite Color: Yellow, teal, blue

Favorite Snack: Dried mangos

Favorite Beverage:  Grande Soy Misto from Starbucks

Gift Card Ideas: Lulu, Athleta, Growlerie, Thirsty Lion

Amazon Wishlist: Colorful Marker and fun sticky notes! Books that your child loves!

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Name:  Victoria Balius                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Claire Bartlett                                                                                                                      

Position: 5th Grade Teacher

Birthday: January 8th

Favorite Color: Light Green, teal

Favorite Snack: Trail Mix, Dried fruit, Lara Bars

Favorite Beverage:  Kombucha, coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon & Targe

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NGHKLYJA4V48?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Michael Blake                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Kelly Brenner                                                                                                                      

Position: PA-SRC

Birthday: August 13th

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Snack: Chips, mixed nuts, cheese

Favorite Beverage:  Flavored seltzer water, nonfat latte, iced tea

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Starbucks, Target

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Name:  Michelle Brock                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Cassandra Buyserie                                                                                                             

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Name:  Jennifer Chervin                                                                                                                    

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Name:  Sueann Clarity                                                                                                                      

Position: Assistant to Speech Pathologist

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Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Snack: Kettlecorn

Favorite Beverage: Extra hot latte

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Powells

Amazon Wishlist: Bluetooth Headset (YAMAY Wireless Headset with Microphone $29.74 or AH6B Bluetooth 5.0 headset with detachable microphone $69.99)

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Name:  Katrina Cole                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Pam Cook                                                                                                                      

Position: PA-SRC

Birthday: August 10th

Favorite Color: Teal

Favorite Snack: Pistachios

Favorite Beverage:  Mango or Coconut Sparkling Water

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Michaels, Target

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Name:  Lora Dee                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Heidi Demmitt                                                                                                             

Position: 5th Grade Teacher

Birthday: June 1st

Favorite Color: Teal 

Favorite Snack: Dark Chocolate

Favorite Beverage: Nonfat Chai Latte

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target, Powells

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/5EICM4BED6QX?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Krista Dorr                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Dave Dreiling                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Dianne Dronkers                                                                                                                   

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Name:  Cathryn Forsman                                                                                                                  

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Name:  Marcia Frame                                                                                                                      

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Name: Christine Furrer                                                                                                                     

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Birthday: October 21st

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Snack: Salted Almonds

Favorite Beverage:  Almond milk sugar free vanilla latte

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Red Robin, Starbucks, Hobby Lobby

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/KH8R42Y6T8PQ?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Karalyn Galante                                                                                                                     

Position: Music teacher

Birthday: August 2nd

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Snack: I love all snacks!

Favorite Beverage:  Lemonade

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Whole Foods, Amazon

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36UYWO98I2D?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Hannah Galka                                                                                                                      

Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

Birthday: February 8th

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Snack: Anything chocolate (especially dark chocolate), protein bars, trail mix

Favorite Beverage:  Green tea

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target, I am new to area so any fun restaurants to eat at.

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Name:  Jim Hayhurst                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Maxine Hernandez                                                                                                                

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Name:  Kristin Hiatt                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Diane Holste                                                                                                                      

Position: Office Assistant II/Registrar

Birthday: November 30th

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Snack: Dark chocolate with nuts

Favorite Beverage:  Strong black coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Amazon, Dominos, really anything is always appreciated.

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Name:  Geri Ingalls                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Monica Ionis                                                                                                                      

Position: ESL Teacher

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Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Snack: Pretzel snack mix

Favorite Beverage:  Roobois Tea

Gift Card Ideas: Target

Amazon Wishlist: New picture books for kids

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Name:  Elizabeth Johnson                                                                                                                

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Name:  Dawn Kimball                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Suzanne Knapp                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Anna Krytenberg                                                                                                                   

Position: Music Teacher

Birthday: October 7th

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Snack: Cheezits, or hummus and pretzels

Favorite Beverage:  Gingerale or coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Starbucks

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28Q8ZTIB6AYJD?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Jami Lapp                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Marcia Loggins                                                                                                                     

Position: Occupational Therapist

Birthday: June 21st

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Snack: Donuts

Favorite Beverage:  Coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Michaels, Craft Warehouse, Joannes,  Starbuck's

Amazon Wishlist: Peacable Kingdom Feed the wool preschool skills builder game, hope shark fishery kid’s bamboo board game, Schylling skwooshi, learning resources mini muffin match up counting toy set, homeschool, fine motor, 76 pieces, age 3+

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Name:  Jessica Lynch                                                                                                                      

Position: SRC Speech Pathologist

Birthday: June 28th

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Snack: Potato chips

Favorite Beverage:  Dr. Pepper

Gift Card Ideas: Dutch Bros./Starbucks

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Name:  Lynne Martin                                                                                                                      

Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

Birthday: May 27th

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Snack: Almond Joys, Popcorn

Favorite Beverage: Coke Zero, Caffeine Free Herbal Teas

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target, Chick-Fil-A

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O6PDC0CUFDIU?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_IBgxWC9uXPZfo

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Name:  Autumn McConnell                                                                                                               

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Name:  Alyssa McKillip                                                                                                                     

Position: Success Coach and Intervention Teacher

Birthday: August 9th

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Snack: Trail mix with nuts, chocolate and dried fruit

Favorite Beverage:  Sparkling water

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Starbucks, Lakeshore, Amazon

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Name:  Kammrella McQuesten                                                                                                         

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Name:  Teresa Merek                                                                                                                      

Position: Para 1

Birthday: January 30th

Favorite Color: Any

Favorite Snack: Kind bars, nuts

Favorite Beverage:  n/a

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, target

Amazon Wishlist: Scented stickers (able to use these when we get back together with students!! )   

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Name:  Joel Miller                                                                                                                      

Position:  PE Teacher

Birthday:  August 9th

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Snack:  Cashews (salty) and chocolate (sweet)

Favorite Beverage:  Coffee

Gift Card Ideas:  REI, Amazon

Amazon Wishlist:  Gift cards, 8.5" Poly-PG balls, 1.5" or bigger Foam Dice

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Name:  Emma Morgan McLeod                                                                                                         

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Name:  Catherine Morris                                                                                                                   

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Name:  Sarah Nelson                                                                                                               

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Name:  Meghan O’Loughlin                                                                                                               

Position: School Nurse

Birthday: February 22nd

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Snack: Twix

Favorite Beverage:  Coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Target, Starbucks

Amazon Wishlist: Children's books, coffee

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Name:  Priscilla Paik                                                                                                                     

Position: 2nd Grade

Birthday: January 14th

Favorite Color: Teal/turquoise

Favorite Snack: Popcorn or Hawaiian Luau BBQ chip

Favorite Beverage:  Coffee-especially Caramel Macchiatos

Gift Card Ideas: Starbucks, Amazon, Target

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2F1V7TFX7GWL?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Cherie Reese                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Ashlee Rice                                                                                                                      

Position: Structured Routine Center Primary Teacher

Birthday: October 11th

Favorite Color: Blue/Teal

Favorite Snack: Cheese and Crackers

Favorite Beverage:  Thai iced Tea

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Winco, Amazon

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/3UPqeH9?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Melissa Rochford                                                                                                                  

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Name:  Christine Rossetti                                                                                                                 

Position: Intermediate SRC teacher

Birthday: July 22nd

Favorite Color: Autumn - colors, smells, flavors, everything

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Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, Joanns, Micheals, Starbucks

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3E7ZLCC1GPBDQ/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

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Name:  Micah Sanders                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Andrew Santos                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Chantel Scambray                                                                                                                 

Position: Music Teacher

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Favorite Color: Blues and black/white

Favorite Snack: Dark chocolate/choc almonds, baked goods

Favorite Beverage: Plain old water (yes really!) and lattes 

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Dutch Bros, Amazon

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Name:  Emily Shoemaker                                                                                                                  

Position: 3rd Grade

Birthday: March 7th

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Snack: Anything sweet (No Chocolate), Chips

Favorite Beverage:  Diet Pepsi, Refreshers at Starbucks 

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Amazon, Starbucks

Amazon Wishlist:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D2IZ8Z6RH4G8?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Monica Simon                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Kimberly Skinner                                                                                                                  

Position: Kindergarten

Birthday: May 11th

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Snack: White cheddar popcorn

Favorite Beverage:  Tea

Gift Card Ideas: Target, Amazon, Powell’s

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/DPITULG4YTS1?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Gina Smith                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Megan Smith                                                                                                                     

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

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Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Snack: Dark chocolate

Favorite Beverage: Iced tea or sparkling water

Gift Card Ideas: Target or Amazon for classroom purchases

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QAGJC7JBPBLY?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Dalene Stark                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Kristen Stevens                                                                                                                     

Position: Para II

Birthday: April 26

Favorite Color: Teal, black, gray

Favorite Snack: Popcorn, milk chocolate, healthy snacks

Favorite Beverage:  La croix, coffee

Gift Card Ideas: Amazon, target, freddies

Amazon Wishlist: Anything school related, color pens, sticky notes, books

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Name:  Robyn Tanksley                                                                                                                     

Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

Birthday: March 23rd

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Snack: Dark chocolate, Kettle Chips

Favorite Beverage:  Starbucks Coconut milk green tea latte

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Name:  Brett Walter                                                                                                                      

Position: 4th Grade Teacher

Birthday: November 24th

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Snack: Chips & Sals

Favorite Beverage:  Coconut Milk Mocha/Ginger Ale (PG response)

Gift Card Ideas: REI

Amazon Wishlist: I'm a cyclist, I don't even know where to start! Guitar strings so I can keep rocking. BBQ related goodness

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Name:  Carone Weigel                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Carmen Whalen                                                                                                                     

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Name:  Olga Yarats                                                                                                                      

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Name:  Jenny Yoshida                                                                                                                      

Position:  School Counselor

Birthday: November 9th

Favorite Color:  Green

Favorite Snack:  Chips and guacamole

Favorite Beverage:  Sparkling water

Gift Card Ideas: Target

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13ZWR2YLEN8RG?ref_=wl_share

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Name:  Margaret Zwetschke                                                                                                             

Position: Principal's Secretary

Birthday: January 28th

Favorite Color: Soft green

Favorite Snack:  Mixed nuts / Sees chocolates

Favorite Beverage: Plain old Lipton black tea with cream and sugar

Gift Card Ideas: Dairy Queen, Amazon, Jamba

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